Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 11:38am

A special technique aimed at giving heart patients a more comfortable alternative to traditional angiograms is now being performed at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

The transradial angiogram is a special procedure where surgeons place catheters to the heart through the radial artery, or wrist, instead of the femoral artery, or groin. Community Regional is the Valley’s only hospital offering this option.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:40am

Epilepsy is a neurological seizure disorder that effects 50 million people worldwide, and left untreated can be life threatening. But in most cases, it can be treated.

“Our goal at Community Medical Centers is not only to control the disease itself, but also to give patients a better lifestyle,” said Dr. Loveneet Singh, director of epilepsy and neurodiagnostics at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 11:41am

Kelly Speigle has been a housekeeper at Community Behavioral Health Center for six months – but hasn't exactly followed a typical career path. The near death of his oldest child compelled him to seek out a position in health care, specifically at Community Medical Centers.

This summer, as he watches 5-year old Connor play T-ball, Speigle reminisces on the miracle of his son and what the staff at Clovis Community Medical Center did to save Connor’s life and make sure wife Amanda was OK.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:42am

Pharmacists are in high demand and short supply -- one reason Community Medical Centers started a pharmacy residency program seven years ago. The program started with one resident, Staci Anderson, a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) who is now a full-time trauma and critical care pharmacist at Community Regional Medical Center.

A total of 14 residents have gone through the program and six have decided to stay in the Valley and work for Community, a 43% retention rate. Home growing future pharmacists is one major goal of the program.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 11:45am

Two Community Medical Centers hospitals received 5-star ratings for bariatric surgery from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization. Clovis Community Medical Center is 5-star rated for the fourth year in a row. And Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s new program was rated for the first time, additionally receiving a Bariatric Excellence Award™, to put it among the state’s top five hospitals.